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Systemic Diseases and Disorders

Systemic diseases and disorders is a category in the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that is used to describe the nature of a worker's job-related illness. When a worker suffers an illness that is job-related, that illness is placed in the appropriate category in the OIICS.

The word "systemic" pertains to a system, as opposed to a particular part. When systemic is used in reference to a disease or disorder, it refers to a disease or disorder that affects a number of tissues and organs or the body as a whole. As it relates to workers' compensation, systematic diseases and disorders are diseases that a worker develops as a result of their work environment or the nature of their work for their employer.


OIICS Subcategories of Systemic Diseases and Disorders

There are several sub-categories under systemic diseases and disorders in the OIICS. Some of these are:


Types of Work With a High Risk for Systemic Diseases and Disorders

There are certain types of work that have a high risk for systemic diseases and disorders. Some of these include:


Possible Injuries Resulting From Systemic Diseases and Disorders

There are many signs and symptoms that can result from systematic diseases and disorders. Some of the most serious include:

Can I Get Workers Comp for Systemic Diseases and Disorders?

Because these are diseases and disorders and not injuries, you may think that you will not be eligible for workers' compensation. However, one of the good things about workers' compensation is that it applies to and covers work-related diseases and disorders, as well as work-related injuries. If your systemic disease or disorder was caused by your work environment or the nature of your work for your employer, you are eligible for workers' compensation.

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